$ 269.95 USD
Graphene. Tough, Light, Responsive.
The Epic 480G is an extremely light responsive 4 weight fly rod blank designed specifically for dry fly, emerger and light nymph fishing for small to medium sized trout.
Our use of Graphene nano-resin makes for an extremely tough, lightweight and extremely responsive blank. 5% stronger than standard epoxy resin construction.
Stealthy Satin SnakeBelly™ Finish
Our Satin SnakeBelly™ finish is produced by a unique radial production process. SnakeBelly™ delivers the toughest exterior finish possible with a super low sheen satin finish.
Sure Fit Ferule™
Break a tip? we've got you covered. This ferule system is so precise that parts interchange between models. Gone are the days of having to return a broken section to the manufacturer or outlet where you purchased from. Breakages can be addressed by simply sending out the replacement part.
The 480G fly rod blank weighs an astoundingly light 26 grams
Epic G Series fly rod blanks are high performance fishing tools. The lockup point develops in the top third of the blank, and although recovery rates are fast, the Epic G series would best be described as Mid Flex and Medium fast. They are light without sacrificing strength.
*BLANK INCLUDES EPIC DECALS
Taper: Medium / Fast
Action: Medium Fast / Mid Flex
Lockup point: Top third
Resonant Frequency: 3.8 Hz
Material: 57msi Carbon Blend
Core: VeroCore Carbon Helix
Recommended line weight: AFTMA #4
Action Angle: 70 degrees
100% Carbon Construction.
The carbon helix core boasts true 100% carbon construction. These blanks contain no scrim.
100% Uni-directional material - Non Woven.
Super light-weight construction and superior strength. Non woven Uni-directional material is up to 40% stronger than traditional woven material commonly used by fly rod manufacturers. A non woven fiber can achieve 100% of its tensile and compressive loading. Unidirectional material affords super light weight construction and superior strength.
Carbon Helix Core.
The helical core forms the basis for hoop strength and fibre support in the zero/longitudinal axis and does away with traditional scrim based construction.
Graphene Nano Resin - Super Low Resin Systems.
Utilising materials with resin content up to 30% less than conventional materials, Epic G series blanks are lighter and stronger. Low resin materials help increase bending limits & overall response.
Multi Carbon Construction (Multi modulus).
Using only the highest quality fabrics from USA, Japan and Korea, up to five different grades of carbon are used in each blank. Each type is placed at various parts of the blank to optimize strength and weight. G series ultra high modulus fibre boasts the highest tensile and compressive strength of any fibre in its class.
Internal High Strength Ferrule.
A high strength internal ferrule is placed at each join to provide superior crush and split resistance.
Target Zero Fibre Alignment.
Fibre alignment along the length of any blank is critical. Even the smallest deviation in fibre alignment from the axis of load will greatly reduce the strength of the blank.
Stealthy Snakebelly Satin Finish.
Incredibly tough and scratch resistant
Got questions? - Drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you.
Epic G (Graphene) series are a state of the art fly rod blank. The most sophisticated composite materials and production processes are used in their construction. Proprietary Graphene nano-resin, full Helical construction, multi modulus, and unidirectional carbon fibre - We believe this is the most sophisticated fly rod blank available.
Each Epic Fly Rod is individually handcrafted as ordered one at a time for you our customer. Our waiting list usually sits at around 3 to 6 weeks from ordering to delivery. If you have a special occasion or a trip date to meet please contact us.
*Our Fly Rod Building Kits and blanks ship immediately
H A N D C R A F T E D T O O R D E R
Exceptional craftsmanship, superior materials, industry leading design and technology backed by our lifetime warranty.
- Epic Handcrafted Fly Rods. Made in Wanaka, New Zealand -
E X C E P T I O N A L Q U A L I T Y
• FastGlass™ fly rod blank or Nano-tech Carbon Fibre with internally reenforced SureFit™ ferrule system • Lifetime support • Handmade fiberglass rod tube • Premium hand sewn rod sock • Microfibre cleaning cloth • Finest quality Portuguese cork grip • Premium quality Epic reel seat • Titanium or hard chrome stripper guides • Premium snake guides by Snake Brand™ USA • Japanese Silk thread wraps • Decals and stickers
E N D U R I N G C R A F T S M A N S H I P
If you order one of our beautiful handmade fly rods and are not delighted with it we'll refund your purchase in full.
We are so very confident that every fly rod we make is of the highest quality possible we guarantee your complete and absolute delight or your money back.